Immure meaning

ĭ-myo͝or'
Immure is defined as to entomb or to imprison.

An example of immure is to trap someone in an attic.

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To confine within or as if within walls; imprison.
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To build into a wall.

Immure a shrine.

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To entomb in a wall.
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To shut up within or as within walls; imprison, confine, or seclude.
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To entomb in a wall.
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To cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls.
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To put or bury within a wall.

John's body was immured Thursday in the mausoleum.

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(crystallography and geology, of a growing crystal) To trap or capture (an impurity); chiefly in the participial adjective immured and gerund or gerundial noun immuring.
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(obsolete) A wall; an enclosure.

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Origin of immure

  • Medieval Latin immūrāre Latin in- in in–2 Latin mūrus wall
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French emmurer, from Old French, from Latin immurare, from im, combining variant of in (“in”), + mūrus (“wall”).
    From Wiktionary